Guanaja is unlike any place I have ever experienced. There is no place in the world like it. The people and the community are so unreal. This being my second year, I have never came across someone who wasn’t there to help out or try and make your day better. Guanaja also holds one of the best fisheries I’ve ever been around, holding big bonefish and permit of all sizes. With that being said, guanaja needs help amongst the community. Recently fish for change Has raised 5,800 dollars so the school in guanaja can open its first ever computer lab. This has a major impact on the life here because unlike back in the states, Guanaja is isolated from technology. Also, education stops after 18, so what do they do from there? Especially when the closest colleges are on mainland Honduras, one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
This week our minds are set out to help open Guanaja’s first medical center. In the past, if anyone got hurt or there was an emergency, they would have to run around town looking for someone willing to take you to Roatan via boat, which is like 2 hours away. On top of that, it is unreachable at night, so there is pretty much no hope if there is an immediate emergency. One of Steve’s friends have funded and built the entire hospital. With the help of the students this week we are going to do whatever we can to get the doors open. The hospital will change the lives of the citizens here at guanaja. It will save so many lives from freak accidents and benefit anyone and everyone. Our overall goal is this season is to raise a 100,000 to fund and operate the facility and its employees. Amongst the 100 kids that came through the program this year and the connections fish for change has, this goal will be reached.
With all the things guanaja lacks, I’ve never seen people more happy. It is so cool to see how people are at such peace and how they don’t want anymore than they have. Guanaja deserves everything it needs to help it become a better place, through Fish for Change we are going to make that happen.